Overview

Experience the Land of Fire and Ice! Embark on a journey through lava fields, waterfalls, glaciers and volcanic canyons! 

7 Nights 8 Days 01 Mar
Highlights
  • Golden Circle
  • Geysír
  • Gulfoss
  • Hvolsvöllur
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Reynisfjara
  • Eldhraun
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Systrafoss
  • Svínafellsjökull glacier
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Jökulsárlón
  • Diamond Beach
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur
  • Secret Hot Spring
  • Glacier Hike
  • Ice Cave Tour
Itinerary

DAY 01

Welcome to Planet Iceland

You made it to Reykjavík! Upon arrival you will have the whole day to relax and explore the northernmost capital in the world. 

 

Overnight at Center Hotels Plaza (Breakfast)

DAY 02

Our road-trip begins!

After breakfast, our journey begins. Our first stop of the day will be the breathtaking, Seljalandsfoss waterfall along the southern coast. We then drive to Skógafoss Waterfall which according to nordic legend behind it you can find a chest filled with gold and treasures. After enjoying a lunch break, we head to Sólheimajökull glacier where we get to experience a Glacier hike adventure.After, we are off to our next destination Vik where we spend our night.

  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Glacier Hike

Overnight at Hotel Dyrolaey (Breakfast)

DAY 03

Chasing waterfalls!

Fill up at breakfast before our exciting day. We start the day by driving to Eldhraun Lava Field, which is one the greatest and largest eruptions of its kind. After, we drive to Kirkjubæjarklaustur (we know you skipped reading this!) also known as Klaustur Village where we will visit its famous Systrafoss waterfalls. We then head to  Freysnes for a lunch break with with views of Svínafellsjökull glacier. Later, our journey continues to to Skaftafell National Park for some breathtaking views that have been formed over thousands of years by different volcanic eruptions. Then, we continue driving to our hotel near Hofn. 

  • Eldhraun Lava Field
  • Klaustur Village 
  • Systrafoss waterfalls
  • Svínafellsjökull glacier
  • Skaftafell National Park

Overnight at Árnanes Country Hotel (Breakfast) 

DAY 04

Glacier Lagoon and Icebergs!

Breakfast time! After we head to Jökulsárlón, a.k.a glacier lagoon, where you will be spellbound by the sheer beauty of this ice wonderland. Threading your way between unbelievably shaped, and often huge icebergs, you will discover places which cannot be seen any other way, where you will have the option to go on a cave tour. After that we will make our way to Diamond beach for striking black-sand beach famous for it's glistening iceberg fragments that drift ashore. We then head to Fjallsarlón where we will enjoy a lunch break before visiting its famous Iceberg lagoon. We later drive back to our hotel and get ready for our Northern lights hunt. 

  • Jökulsárlón
  • Diamond Beach
  • Fjallsarlón
  • Northern Lights hunt
Optional: Ice Cave Tour

 

 

Overnight at Árnanes Country Hotel (Breakfast) 

DAY 05

Black Sand and Door Holes! 

We start our day with breakfast and head to Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon with steep walls and winding water, which the Fjaðrá river flows through. Later, we drive to Vik where we have our lunch break before continuing our way to Reynisfjara the world-famous black-sand beach! After enjoying this out of this world place, we head to Dyrholaey, which literally translates to "the hill island with the door hole". Later, we continue driving to Hella where we spend our night! 

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur
  • Reynisfjara 
  • Dyrholaey

Overnight at Hòtel Landhotel (Breakfast)

DAY 06

Hot Springs and The Golden Circle!

After having breakfast with another amazing view, we'll get into our swimming suits for our next adventure! We head to the Secret Lagoon for the option to have a dip amongst one of Iceland's oldest Hot Springs! Then we head towards Geysír where Eruptions can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air! We'll then have a lunch before heading to Gullfoss, Iceland's Golden Waterfall. We then continue driving to Laugarvatn where we take a dip in its geothermal hot spring and lake. Afterwards, we head to Þingvellir National Park where we'll be able to walk along the rift dividing the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates! Yes, you'll actually be able to put each leg in a continent! We later drive back to the capital Reykjavik where we spend the night. 

  • Geysír
  • Gullfoss
  • Laugarvatn
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Secret Lagoon

Overnight at Center Hotels Plaza (Breakfast)

DAY 07

Last Day in the Capital

Free day at leisure at the capital. 

Optional: Blue Lagoon

 

Overnight at Center Hotels Plaza  (Breakfast)

 

 


DAY 08

Departure

Every Adventure has to come to an end. We say goodbye to Iceland and we go head to Planet Earth.

(Breakfast)

 

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • All accommodation on B&B basis
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers in the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Accompanying Egyptian Tour Leader
  • Diamond Beach
  • Sólheimajökull glacier hike
  • Natural Secret Hot Spring

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Visa fees
  • International Flights
  • Airport Transfer 
Important Notes

Visa Requirements

Please visit the following link for more information on Visa Process and Requirements

https://www.gazef.com/iceland-visa-information


Pocket Money

700$-900$

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than others. 


Adventure Leader Description

The Adventure Leader's mission is to make sure you have a smooth experience and to help you have the best experience possible. They will offer recommendations for things to do and see, great local eating venues and help the group interact and get to know each others (most of the time this actually happens on its own). While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge is needed.


Group Size

Maximum: 19 pax


Meals

Food is an essential part of traveling. Traveling with Gazef we try as much as we can to help you experience the different kinds of food available in each destination. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this at all times though. We usually leave out some of the meals excluded from the itinerary to give you the flexibility to choose what to eat based on your personal preference. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Your Adventure Leader will be able to suggest good restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.


Solo Travellers

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a mandatory single supplement unless requested. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. 


What to Pack

A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings. 


Tipping

In Iceland, tipping is not expected; nearly all bills that you receive already include gratuity, and it is quite unnecessary—and uncommon—to add a tip. However, you will still get a smile and Icelanders will not think any worse of you if you tip like some other countries where it is taboo to tip. Icelanders will not decline a tip for good service.


ELECTRICITY


The power supply in Iceland is nominally 230V supply voltage and 50Hz and power socket is type F